Sylvia Walter-Eze, the former owner of medical equipment supply companyEzcor Medical Supply, was sentenced to 97 months in prison for her role in a fraud scheme that resulted in $3.5 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medi-Cal. She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amounts of $1,866,260 to Medicare and $73,268 to Medi-Cal. The evidence presented at trial showed that Walter-Eze fraudulently billed more than $3.5 million to Medicare and Medi-Cal for products not medically necessary and paid illegal kickbacks to patient recruiters in exchange for patient referrals. DOJ
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